Yesterday, the news media was still all agog about the strike on Syria. Still too many of our media were trying to show that trump was being “presidential” when he ordered the attack. However, there were four words that prove you cannot trust trump, and that his administration will spin anything to try to make him look good.
Those four words came from Nicky Haley who is the UN Ambassador for the U.S. She was on Jake Tapper’s show when he asked:
He was worried about starting World War III over Syria. Why is that no longer a concern? And why was the 2013 chemical weapons attack, which, as you know, was deadlier, not a trigger for him in terms of the principle of inaction in Syria?
In typical Republican fashion she replied: “He wasn’t president yet”. She went on to say:
But I don’t know what his thought process was then. I can tell you what his thought process was this week, which was, he is not going to condone chemical weapons use ever.
I can tell you that of the conversations I had this week, he knew what the risks were, he knew what the situation was, he looked at the history of the situation, and he decided.
But, it was the first four words that she uttered that are the most scary. She admitted that trump cannot be trusted to follow through on his “promises” that he made on the campaign trail. See, it wasn’t just in 2013 that trump said attacking Syria would be wrong, he kept that up through the entire campaign.
He kept up his anti-interventionalist attitude and even went so far as to say that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, would start World War III over Syria. The 2013 comments were not one-offs. They were expressed as his foreign policy. Just a week before the chemical attacks, his administration made it clear that it was not our goal to oust Assad.
Then, when he does intervene in Syria, it is okay because when he made all of those comments “he wasn’t president yet”. And, unfortunately for us, that leaves a whole lot of questions about other promises he has made.
For example, all during the campaign, he said that he would “repeal and replace Obamacare” with something great. He said that his health care plan “would cover everyone”. But, his backing of the Americans Without Health Care Act proved he didn’t mean that either. Is that because he “wasn’t the president yet”?
Then we have his promise not to touch Medicare or Social Security. Are we to believe that he will keep Ryan and Price from gutting those two programs? Or, are we to believe that he can dial those promises back too because “he wasn’t president yet”?
That can go for just about everything he promised during the campaign. We are already hearing from his Secretary of Homeland Security that his “beautiful wall” probably won’t be a full “physical wall”. We are still waiting to see how his infamous “infrastructure bill” will look like. He has not given specifics on that one either. Are we to assume that he wasn’t telling truth because “he wasn’t president yet”?
Then we have to consider the simple fact that he said he conducted the attack because he was so moved by those “beautiful babies” being killed in the chemical attack. Yet, he still says that he won’t allow those same “beautiful babies” to immigrate to the U.S. in order to keep from dying in the next chemical attack. That is because all of those “beautiful babies” are a real threat to America.
The unfortunate part in all of this is that our wonderful media did not press the issue. No one asked Haley if the fact that he changed his mind so easily was simply because when he said he was against such actions “he wasn’t president yet”. No one asked if that included his promises on everything else he said during the campaign.
We are only three months into the trump presidency, and we already see that he cannot be trusted with anything he says. When he breaks his promises to his majority of supporters and guts Social Security and Medicare, he can always fall back on this absurdity of “he wasn’t president yet” when he made those promises.
I know that everyone thinks that politicians all lie to get into office. However, we have not had a president who so blatantly has lied to the people and then use the lame excuse of “he wasn’t president yet”.
As we speak, he has sent a naval fleet off the coast of North Korea to “show our strength”. Russia and Iran are rattling their swords saying the attack on Syria “crossed many red lines” in their opinion.
Are we going see his “America First” policy really meant “America First In War” policy? Will he then use the excuse that “he wasn’t president yet” when he said he wouldn’t drag us into another war?
Since Republicans are having a hard time to really defend the “moron in chief”, they are grasping at straws to defend him. However, every time they open their mouths, they give us another reason not to believe or trust our beloved leader.
Yesterday it was Nicky Haley who blurted out that we cannot trust trump with those four little words. All kinds of pundits have been claiming that she is the “rising star” in the Republican party today. If those words are any indication of her qualities, we still don’t have any “stars” in the Republican party.
The party is filled with political hacks who are not interested in governing. They are only interested in the power of being in office gives them. And, as usual under Republican rule over the last 40 years, we all lose.
And, the shirts keep marching along.